Debbie's Qualifications and Training in Equine Massage
Debbie's passion for equine massage started when she saw the effects on her own horse and a long-held ambition to work with horses and help them became a real goal.
As a preparation she qualified as a Swedish Massage Therapist, the foundation of massage training, and started work with people in early 2010. This enabled her to develop her skills and techniques, and her awareness of the body's response to touch, gaining insight as her clients were able to tell her how the massage felt, and how they had been since the last session. What started as a step towards horse massage has become a vocation in itself as Debbie enjoys and continues to develop her human work, adding Indian Head Massage to her skill set and learning hands-free techniques.
Debbie's year-long training in Equine Massage, Anatomy and Physiology was completed in March 2012. The course included intensive residential modules, theoretical studies and detailed hands-on case studies on a range of horses and ponies. It was exciting to discover how responsive horses are to her massage and their ability to communicate and co-operate throughout the process. Lack of verbal feedback is not an issue!
She has now begun providing horse massage in, around and beyond Aberdeenshire.
|18/04/2012||Diploma in Equine Massage, Anatomy and Physiology||Pat Ki Equine Therapies School of Massage|
|21/11/2010||Masterclass in Hands-free Massage||Ronnie Allan|
|10/10/2010||Diploma in Indian Head Massage||Scottish Massage Schools|
|11/04/2010||Diploma in Swedish Massage||Scottish Massage Schools|
|June 1996||BSc (Hons) in Health Studies (first class)||Robert Gordon University|
|Sept 1981||Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapy||York St John University|
Membership of organisations
Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation British Horse Society Deeside and District Riding Club